[cmucl-imp] DIRECTORY and symlinks

Raymond Toy toy.raymond at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 17:10:02 UTC 2012

>>>>> "Helmut" == Helmut Eller <heller at common-lisp.net> writes:

    >>>> It's important that something ELSE can be used to traverse
    >>>> directories, and becomes a new de facto standard.
    >>> Well, the standard is the de facto standard.
    >> It is also immutable and only covering a tiny subset of interesting
    >> APIs.

    Helmut> I'm not asking for a new API.

    >> Instead of trying to change it then convince 15 implementations to
    >> change and piss off their user base used to the current situation,
    >> what about developing a new API that makes sense from day one and
    >> doesn't require backwards incompatibility or fighting with stubborn
    >> maintainers?

    Helmut> Well, it's only one implementation and Ray tends to be the opposite of
    Helmut> stubborn.

Heh. In this case, unless there is general consensus on the issue, I'm
reluctant on changing the default value of truenamep from T to NIL.
It's been that way since at least 18c (I just checked) and perhaps
even before.  Doesn't mean it's right, but in these many years, there
hasn't been enough reason to change it.


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